November 3, 2020
At the present time, elderly individuals are more active, noticeable, and more independent than ever. They live longer and enjoy better health than in past generations. But as the elderly population grows speedily in America, so does the secreted problem of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. (more…)
July 8, 2020
Elder Abuse involves physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and neglectful harm inflicted upon an older adult. In the U.S. alone, millions of Elder Abuse reports reach authorities every year, and millions of more cases go unreported. As you can see, Elder Abuse happens more frequently than you might think and learning to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help can even save an elder’s life.
June 23, 2020
All over the world Elder Abuse is not a new problem, but in the United States, it is a growing one. As the senior population (65+) continues to rise at an unseen rate, matters that directly affect elders and the people who care for them are becoming more and more important. In the recent years, how to fight and penalize Elder Abuse and Neglect is a problem that every state in the U.S. is struggling with, but not California, which has been a pioneer in the effort to protect seniors, enacting the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, shortened “Elder Abuse Act,” as far back as 1982.
June 16, 2020
As the country continues at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, there are some sections of the population that aren’t able to achieve this level of social isolation. Over 4 million elder Americans currently reside in Nursing Homes, and even though these facilities provide vital services to residents, they also add inherent risks in the event of a global health pandemic.
June 3, 2020
Every year, 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ experiences some form of Elder Abuse or Neglect, moreover, it is likely that the statistic is understated, as only 1 in 14 cases of Elder Abuse and Neglect is reported. And although this has been a not widely spoken subject for years, most people nowadays have heard mentions to Elder Abuse and Neglect, but they may not always comprehend the difference between the two.
May 28, 2020
Approximately 82% of the nearly 1.200 Nursing Homes battling outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in California have been cited repeatedly by inspectors in the past two years for violating federal infection-control standards, according to the Sacramento Bee.
May 14, 2020
The California Department of Social Services released information about cases and deaths at eldercare facilities. The data reveals that at least 41% of all known COVID-19 deaths (as of April) in California occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Since then, the number of nursing home deaths jumped 51% in eight days from April 23 to May 1, and deaths in assisted living facilities nearly doubled between April 20 and May 3.
April 29, 2020
Rampant COVID-19 cases at nursing homes all over the state have put a special attention on the way these facilities are being managed, and people are questioning if everything was done to adequately protect residents.
April 22, 2020
This is a scary time for all of us and especially frightening for quarantined seniors. Thousands of scammers and thieves are taking advantage of public panic and confusion around the COVID-19 outbreak to sell fake goods and services as well as to load malware onto people’s phones and computers.
April 15, 2020
Nursing home facilities are in front of an understaffing crisis, which can lead to serious injuries or even death among nursing home residents. Some states don’t have legal mandates on the ratio of nursing home staff to senior residents, meaning the problem can go unchecked.